John G. Trump

Inside Biography

John G. Trump, the paternal uncle of Donald Trump, was an American electrical engineer,  physicist, and inventor. He was a recipient of U.S. President Ronald Reagan's National Medal of Science and a member of the National Academy of Engineering from 1936 to 1973. Also, he is famous for developing rotational radiation therapy along with Robert J. Van de Graaff.

Short-Bio Of John G. Trump

John G. Trump was born under the birth sign Leo on August 21, 1907, in  New York City as the second child to German immigrants Frederick Trump and Elizabeth Christ Trump. He was raised alongside his brother Fred.

Regarding his educational background, he completed his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1992 from New York University Tandon School of Engineering. For his master's, he joined  Columbia University. He has also done a doctorate of electrical engineering from the Ma s sachusetts Institute of Technology.


At the age of 79, John G. Trump died at his home in Cambridge, Ma s s after a long time of illness.

Was He Married Or Not?

The late electrical engineer was married to Elora Sauerbrun. However, the detail on their love affairs and marital life is yet to be disclosed. 

Together they pair has shared three kids: two sons, the late John Gordon Trump(1938–2012) and Christine Philp, and a daughter Karen Ingraham

His Professional Career

While Trump was a faculty member at the Ma s sachusetts Institute of Technology he studied the voltage-insulation properties of high vacuum and compressed gases. Later on, he designed one of the first million-volt X-ray generators while working with Prof. Robert J. Van de Graaff. Initially, it was used for clinical purposes at the Collis P. Huntington Memorial Hospital.

He along with Dr. Van de Graaff and Dr. Denis M. Robinson in 1946 founded the High Voltage Engineering Corporation.

In the years 1946, he founded the High Voltage Engineering Corporation along with  Dr. Van de Graaff and Dr. Denis M. Robinson. 

Also, he develops radar and short-wave radar equipment in world war II and was appointed director of the British branch of the M.I.T. Radiation Lab in 1944.

After the war, he became the Department of Radiology at the Lahey Clinic in Boston and later on appointed as chairman of its board and under his direction, rotational radiation therapy was developed.

In 1973 he became professor emeritus at M.I.T. as a senior lecturer. apart from al this he was also the author of around 80  scientific publications. 

by samriddhi, 12 Jan, 2021

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